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The Facts on E15 – Chicago Edition
Published Energy Tomorrow Blog  7/24/2014
Reading content produced by opponents of the oil and natural gas industry, you see a lot of distortion, misinformation, myth and falsehood. Yet, it would be hard to identify something as packed with baloney as the supporting arguments for an idea that’s being advanced by a pair of Chicago
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Oil Imports are Falling Thanks to Domestic Output, Not Ethanol
Published Energy Tomorrow Blog  7/25/2014
Another of Big Ethanol’s favorite lines is the claim that Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) mandates for ever-increasing ethanol use are reducing oil imports. As we noted in this Bob Greco post from April 2013, ethanol proponents keep saying this despite the fact there’s little
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Congressional Budget Office: Doing its job on biofuels
Published CFact  7/23/2014
Dave Juday points out that the Congressional Budget Office, created during the Nixon Administration to be a nonpartisan evaluator, is doing its job by reporting that with no changes to the renewable fuel standard, the price of diesel fuel will jump by 30 to 51 cents per gallon, with E10 gasoline
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Killing marine life with ethanol
Published Climate Dispatch  7/21/2014
Ethanol and other biofuel mandates and subsidies got started when politicians bought into claims that we are rapidly depleting our petroleum, and fossil-fuel-driven global warming is boiling the planet.Hydraulic fracturing destroyed the depletion myth. It also reminds us that “peak oil” applies only
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E85: Fill ‘Er Up and Up and Up and …
Published Energy Tomorrow Blog  7/18/2014
Check out our new cartoon, which pokes fun at what actually is pretty big drawback with E85, the fuel containing up to 85 percent ethanol that some think is key to salvaging the flawed Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).   Sure, it’s a cartoon. But it helps illustrate a real dilemma with
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Aviation biofuels: debunking the greenwash
Published World Development Movement  7/18/2014
The aviation industry insists that its use of biofuels, made from plants and blended with conventional jet fuels, is ‘sustainable’. Rose Bridger begs to differIn the space of a few paragraphs, the International Air Transport Association (IATA)’s web page about Alternative Fuels uses the word
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MIT Discovers Ocean Microbe That Produces Biofuel From Sunlight
Published Ocean Leadership  7/15/2014
MIT is making progress researching common bacterium with the potential to revolutionize the biofuels industry.
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Do We Still Need Alternative Fuels?
Published Energy Collective  7/15/2014
As Obama struggles to come up with a solution to the renewables fuel standard, many in the industry are asking the question: do we actually need alternative fuels? I tackle that question from the standpoint of a person who believes that the shale oil and gas revolution is real and can deliver
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China’s Latest Mandate: 30% of Government Cars Need to Be Electric or Use Alternative Fuel
Published Green Tech Media  7/15/2014
China has mandated that at least 30 percent of government vehicles purchased in the next two years will have to be fueled by alternative energy sources. The plan for "new-energy vehicles," China’s term for alternative fuel vehicles, includes electric cars, plug-in hybrids and hydrogen
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Infrastructure – who benefits?
Published World Development Movement  6/26/2014
During the colonisation of Africa, over a hundred years ago, railways were built to connect the interior to the ports to facilitate the efficient extraction of resources out of Africa. Resources like rubber, copper, coal and cotton were brutally extracted and transported out of Africa to fuel the
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